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sunshine and a few clouds. 67 this a afternoon. we will come back to check the forecast going into the weekend. first we check with sarah. >> the one problem we have is in essex. dorsey avenue is closed because of fire activity. that is all shut down because of fire activity. take eastern boulevard as are all to them. 51 miles per hour on southbound 95. a nice ride. moving well on the north side. getting sluggish on the west side as you make your approach to 795. down towards the fort mchenry, only seven minutes down to the harbor tunnel. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. a look at the beltway and the
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east side so far running smoothly at this hour. this is 795. southbound traffic. so far running smoothly in this area. the major areas, not a problem. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> we have breaking news in baltimore county. fire officials on the scene of the house fire in the essex area. four people were hurt in the overnight house fire. this happened on dorsey ave. crews arrived on the seat and discovered the home heavily engulfed in fire. >> the fire is not under control right now. we have a crew headed to the scene and we'll have more information as soon as we can. three people were shot in
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dundalk. the was a change their continued back east and continued on to number parkway -- there was a chase the continued baggies. shots were fired in dundalk. three shooting victims fled the scene. county police say the suspects fled in a black camaro. there were pursued into the city. >> the suspects were apprehended in the area of northern parkway and reisterstown road. >> the interest of the victims are reported to be non-life threatening. one of the officers was heard at the location where the suspects were caught. he is expected to be ok. >> as we mentioned, the police are investigating a fire -- a
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different story. police are investigating a story in west baltimore this morning. this happened last night at grenada ave. one person was taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries. another fire broke out, also in west baltimore. it happened in the 5400 block of jonquil avenue. police say it damaged a brick home that was converted into apartments. everyone was able to get out safely. >> it is a necessary expense to every home -- utilities. b.g.e. customers are outraged. lisa robinson has the reaction. very hard tong make do on one paycheck right now. >> the letters she got from
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b.g.e. made her angry and sick at the same time. she is not sure how she will pay the extra money the company is asking for in the form of a security deposit. >> we needed to pay a security deposit, which they estimate is two months of our estimated service costs. >> b.g.e. says they may be forced to pay security deposit based on their payment history and that this letter is nothing new. >> what is new is the approach. we're sending out a letter as opposed to what we have done in the past. we have not had a phone conversations. >> we are allowed to require security deposits of customers who are late on two payments over a 12-month period. we're reaching out to customers who have been laid far more then
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two times over the 12-month period. >> b.g.e. says they can work out a payment plan for the security deposits. there could soon be an increase in city water rates, 89% increase -- a 9% increase. it would cost an additional $88 a year on average. the funds are necessary to keep up with the aging water system. >> i am all for it because of the problems we have had in the past on the underground pipes and the sewage lines breaking and coming apart. >> i think it is a good thing. >> the proposal now heads to a public hearing. >> the mayor is getting some
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competition in their election bid. otis rowley filed papers in his quest to replace mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. he wants to reduce the tax rate and focus on the personal property tax, which applies to assets. >> i know we can do this here in the city of baltimore. say if i was wrong. we're still trying. what we're doing is not working. >> the mayor is taking issue with the fact that he worked with sheila dixon's administration. there was a statement -- the mayor is focused on making the lives of people better, not replying to the former chief of staff to sheila dixon. he failed to make things better when he had the chance. he will say anything to get
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press coverage. the mayor has raised close to $8 million for her campaign. >> a day after authorities raised the price of the nuclear disaster to the highest level, the company that runs the damaged nuclear plant says some progress is being made. they're moving to completely stabilizing the crippled plant. it is working on plans to remove the damaged fuel rods and store them in a safer place. large trucks continued to spray water on the exposed fuel rods. this is expected to cost japan more than $300 billion. >> a kentucky couple wants the tsa to change the way they treat children after their daughter was frisked at an airport.
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they were returning home from vacation when their daughter was selected for a pat down. the officer followed proper procedure. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it's excessive to pat down children at airport security checkpoints? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 47 degrees on tv hill. we
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>> welcome back. we have partly cloudy skies right now. 51 in downtown. there is some fog in some neighborhoods. this will be a nice day today. 41 in taneytown and frederick. 49 degrees in annapolis. mostly sunny skies today.
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whatever fog is now that were burned off quickly. we do have some rain in the forecast as we head into the weekend. >> as we mentioned, breaking news in baltimore county. firefighters on the scene of a house fire in essex. >> jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. good morning. >> everyone was able to get out. >> we seem to have lost her shot. we will try to get back to her. >> there were apparently four people in the home at the time. they made it out safely. they're being treated by firefighters right now. the fire itself is not alpert it is still a hot spot. we will try to get more details -- the fire itself is not out.
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coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> will ferrell will appear in tonight's episode of "the
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>> let's go back to jennifer franciotti. she is covering the house fire in the essex area. >> it was the grandchildren who were able to get the grandparents out of the house safely. this is charlie knisley. you first knew that this fire had started. >> i was sleeping and i heard a sizzling.
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jumped on top off the thing and i realize everything was on fire. i started yelling for my grandparents and my siblings to get up. as soon as the jumped out, the windows blew out with flames. >> your grandparents had to jump out as well. >> my grandfather ran down the steps. >> was that like to be on the roof and jumped your brother? >> that was scary a little bit. >> i bet it was scary. what do you think about your brother catch you? >> i would rather him catch me than just fall because i could get hurt. >> how or your grandparents doing? >> they are all right. they just went to get checked out. they were breathing the carbon dioxide. >> and your grandmother getting checked out from injuries from the fall. i saw the house. it looks in terrible condition.
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>> there are no walls or everything. the siting has melted. >> you saw the fire. it caught on your blanket. -- the sighting has melted -- the siding has melted. i will invite your family to come in. everything you own was in your house. >> no big deal as long as i have my family. >> what were you able to rescue? >> phone and i thought. >> it is ok. there will -- phone and iphone, ipod. >> i am proud we got them all of. >> reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together.
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>> that was an incredible ending. in terms of closures related to that in essex, dorsey avenue is closed at stewart street. watch for closures in that area. eastern avenue is all to them. an accident coming in on the outer loop on the northwest corner reisterstown road. jfx looking good this morning. volume picking up on the northwest corner. that delay could be related to that accident. the left lane is closed at reisterstown road. so far so good at belair road. 11 minutes on the outer loop north side. eight minutes to take you on the down tooop take you the 83's. this is the east side. everything running smoothly to and from the key bridge. this is 795.
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southbound traffic still in pretty shape down to owings mills. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning to you. >> a few bus delays. 20, 46, 64 buses all 15 minutes late. metro subway and light rail both on time. looking good on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> partly cloudy skies right now. it will be a nice day today after a couple of cloudy days and rainshowers. 43 in parkton at the top of the hour. some showers and thunderstorms around chicago and milwaukee. some snow in the rocky mountains. later this afternoon, there could be a huge severe weather outbreak in the southern plains with a chance for tornadoes and some large hail.
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for us, the top part of that frontal boundary will sneak it.ugh and we probably won't all the activity will stay in the plains states. this front will come for maryland's overnight tonight and shift the winds from the south to the northeast. a nice one today. mostly sunny and pleasant this afternoon. there could be some fog this morning but that will burn off quickly. overnight tonight, partly cloudy. the wind will shift from the southwest as the front comes through. i do not think we will see any precipitation. temperature drops back into the 40's. a big area of low pressure will develop in the southern plains. on friday, it will be a lot cooler and we will have some cloud cover. that rain will catch up to us on saturday.
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mostly sunny today. 67 degrees. tomorrow, the clouds increase and high temperatures in the upper 50's and " 60 plus. a pretty good chance for thunderstorms on saturday. there could be some rain early on sunday. a nice day on monday before another chance of showers and thunderstorms late tuesday and into wednesday. >> do you remember that southwest jet liner that had a hole ripped in the fuselage? officials say it is back in the skies. it has been patched and repainted. it flew to dallas yesterday but never went above 10,000 feet. you may soon get a fee refund if your back is lost by an airline.
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the government is considering changing the plan. airlines should give a refund if your luggage is delay. airlines lost two million bags last year. >> that is only fair. pet lovers are more serious friends asr furrry you may think. foreclosures are still on the decline. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you, jane. >> for closure filings are down to the lowest level in three years. this is not a sign of an improving housing market. lenders are still working through a backlog of paper work. that is what is slowing things down. the 14 largest mortgage servicers agree to review all of their foreclosed loans from 2009
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and 2010 and they will pay backed in cases where the loan was mishandled. goldman sachs is in hot water again. the powerhouse brokerage misled its clients and congress about their bets on securities tied to the housing market. wants the sec to see if goldman violated the law. we will get fresh numbers on inflation. stock futures are pretty quiet for the start of things today. we did have a higher day yesterday. pet owners are willing to make some lifestyle sacrifices like giving a part of their salaries to never have to clean up pet hair again. that is according to a survey. there is a new tool to remove
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pet hair from homes. 3m is more than just post-it notes these days. back to you. >> i understand you have information about the fda cracking down on a smart phone app that is to check your help. >> there are so many apps out there these days. a lot say they check your blood pressure or allergies. the fda wants to establish some rules for these apps. >> thank you. >> 47 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it's excessive to pat down children at airport security checkpoints? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> it is the beginning of the yen for steve carell's run on "the office." >> we have details on will ferrell's new role on the bossed beginning tonight. >> i have to go back to colorado. >> the game is dealing with that chopper. >> i'm so excited to be here. >> the gang is dealing with fat. -- dealing with that. >> this opened the door for a reunion. >> he will do. will do just fine.
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>> let me just go on the show just once. the riders ask, could you do -- the writers asked if i could do a few episodes. >> his character is cut from the same cloth as michael scott. >> why did you have to be so good? it is >> basically want it training and other. >> and pairing up to experience has made for lots of fun on the set. >> they have a great chemistry together. >> watching them is magical. it is true. >> will farrell admits he was intimidated joining the show. >> i was looking at the cast as they looked back to me. >> he should feel intimidated by what we bring. we bring our a game all the time.
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>> i'm having a blast. it is great. >> i cannot see it will farrell intimidated by anything. >> i shouted with glee when i realized he was going to be on. coming up in the next half-hour -- >> a baltimore county family is able to make it out of a house fire a lot thanks to the quick thinking of a ninth grader. details are next. >> it is scary. >> parents are on edge after reports that a man exposed himself to the two young boys that got into his car. >> congress and the president continued to tangle over the budget. i have the plan which is up for a vote today. >> it will be a nice day today. we do have some rain in the forecast.
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>> we continue to track those closings in the essex area. we will check for an accident on we will check for an accident on the northwest
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we do have some rain going into the weekend. >> we get a one day reprieve. >> so far so good on most of the major roads. we have some closures in essex. dorsey avenue remains closed near stuart street. consider eastern boulevard as for alternate as those closures remain in effect in essex. net reisterstown road, there is an accident taking up the left lane. southbound 29, watch for debris in the road past 103. so far so good in the north side around delaney valley. good from white marsh. so far so good at the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. this is traffic at park heights. this is outer loop traffic. in good shape despite that accident. perhaps it is off to the
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shoulder. we will keep you posted. this is 795. southbound traffic still running smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> a baltimore county fire officials are on the scene in essex. >> this began at dorsey avenue. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest for us. >> it was a lucky situation that everyone was able to get out alive. it was due in large part to the thinking of a ninth grader. joining us is carl price of baltimore county. >> we received a call for the report of a dwelling fire. the crews were being dispatched. we get reports which indicated it was potentially a working fire this time of the morning. the house was fully employed.
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they try to knock the fire. we were told there were multiple victims that had escaped the home. there was one adult male that was taken to johns hopkins and treatment for burns. two pediatrics were seen at the scene. >> we do not know the cause of the fire. >> we do not. fire investigators are attempting to determine cause and are john -- and origin. wreck.ouse is a the whole house -- >> pretty lucky everybody was able to get out alive. >> very fortunate. we did some interviews. the one young man was on it so far and witnessed the fire and alerted everyone in the home. -- the young man was on the
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sofa. it was a tragedy. >> thank you for joining us, chief. patients were transferred to bayview. everyone else is ok. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> to live. detectives are investigating a shooting this morning. there were calls to clifton avenue last night. a female victim was found suffering from several gunshot wounds. >> a committee and baltimore county faces some disturbing news. a man reportedly exposed himself to two boys. that man drove to a dead end or police say he exposed himself to the boys and encouraged him to touch them -- and encourage them to touch him. >> remind your children not to get into a vehicle with a stranger, not to go anywhere with a stranger.
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if a stranger offers you a ride, make sure they tell somebody right away. notify the police immediately. >> the man is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and in this late 30's too early for depositary he may have braces on his teeth. he may be driving a sport utility vehicle. >> lawmakers preparing to vote on the compromise budget deal. the president and his republican rivals are eager to move on to a long-term plan to cut billions instead of billions. kate amara has more on the story. >> house republicans have to ski spending votes for this week, including one on the last minute compromise that averted a government shutdown. the republican-led house is expected to vote on a spending
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plan for the rest of this fiscal year. the solution is adopted. >> lawmakers weighing in on the deal last week. this comes one day after the president unveiled his plan to cut the national debt by $4 trillion over 12 years. >> it is more about spending -- more about cutting than spending. it is about the kind of future that we want. >> cuts in defense spending and an end to the bush era tax cuts. >> we cannot afford $one trillion in tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. >> the president railed against republicans and their 2012 blueprint which cuts nearly $6 trillion. >> we heard is not fiscal leadership. what we heard today was a political broadside from our campaigner in chief. >> the gop said the proposal
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does not go far enough. >> we are spoken to the specifics. we're serious. where are you? >> the house is scheduled to vote on that 20 all budget plan tomorrow. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> what happens now on the debt reduction plan? >> what happens is the white house is sending joe biden to capitol hill to try to get a bipartisan agreement worked out. the president said he wants congress to have a final debt reduction plan in place by the end of june. biden will be on the help starting early next month. >> kate amara, thank you. 47 degrees on tv hill. treat medical problems may help reduce the development of alzheimer's disease. >> a certain message to stop the is being meursa
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proven not effective. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it's excessive to pat down children at airport security checkpoints? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> welcome back. partly cloudy skies in some neighborhoods. 51 downtown. take a light jacket with you. this afternoon will be really nice. 41 in frederick. one of the cool response. 49 degrees in annapolis. mostly sunny today with sunny skies. we're shooting for a high
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temperature of 67 at this air afternoon. we do have some rain in the forecast going into the weekend. we will ensure that in just a minute. stay with us. >> treating high blood pressure and diabetes could reduce the development of alzheimer's disease among at risk patients. more than 800 people were filed with mild cognitive impairment. those with high blood pressure or twice as likely to develop alzheimer's. when these patients were treated for their blood pressure, there were 39% less likely to be diagnosed with alzheimer's. >> an experimental method of stopping the spread of dangerous activity dangerous bacteria was not -- there were first screen to see if there were a carrier of mersa.
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health-care workers stepped up their hand hygiene and the war clean gloves and gowns. no difference in the number of infections spread compared to whether i see you' -- icus. >> good news for libraries in baltimore city. >> we take on the issue of stink >> we take on the issue of stink bugs in
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we still have the closures related to fire activity. dorsey avant remains closed at stewart street. a better bet is eastern boulevard. continued to take that to avoid that scene. we're tracking an accident on reisterstown road. not much of a delight with that yet. southbound 29, watch for some
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and delete -- some debris on the roads. -- not much of a delay with that. 40 miles per hour on southbound 95. 83 is in great shape. a bit of a buildup in volume at park heights. that is in the outer loop towards that accident scene periods this is 95 just north of o'donnell street heading down toward the fort mchenry. running smoothly so far. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have a few bus delays. the one, three, 36 buses are running about 25 minutes late. the 47 and 64 buses running 15 minutes late. light rail and metro subway our time. on-time service on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann.
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good morning. >> we are off to a quiet start. this will be a nice day today. the risk some fog in some neighborhoods. that is not a big deal -- there is some fog in some neighbors. 43 in parkton. we should make it into the 60's this afternoon. there is some rain around chicago and milwaukee and some snow in the rocky mountains. there will be a big severe weather outbreak in the southern plains later this afternoon. we could see wind gusts over 60 miles per hour and large out and a chance for some turn matters. it will be an active weather day in the southern plains. it will be affecting us in a quiet way. this will drift through maryland tonight. all this activity will stay off to our west. we will see some cloud cover and the wind shift, but no precipitation. mostly sunny is our forecast for
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today. high temperature between 64 and 69. above average for a change. partly cloudy tonight. the wind will shift from the southwest to the northeast and temperatures will drop back into the 40 +. a big area of high pressure will develop in the southern plains. a good chance for some rain on saturday. it will be much cooler. we don't expect any rain on friday. nice one this afternoon, 67. upper 50's on friday with a thickening clouds. a good chance for thunderstorms on saturday. it should clear on sunday. there could be some rain early in the morning. 64 for a high. good weather on monday and into tuesday. >> those pesky stink bugs have become more than just a
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nuisance. they are wreaking havoc on some states. some fear it could get worse. lisa robinson explains. >> if you think your problem is bad, meet a man who has them coming out of his walls. gathering up the stink bugs seems to be a never ending job. we counted more than 19,000 of them. >> they get on my toothbrush. the only warm thing in a bedroom is your body and the seek out warmth. the land on you in the middle of the night. they are a terrible nuisance. >> to area farmers, the growing stink bug population is more than a nuisance. >> it is the perfect thing to threaten our food supply. >> that could mean millions of dollars in lost summer crops and higher grocery problems for all of us. tonight, how the stink bugs like
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they got here from asia. we will take you inside a quarantined research facility or the government is breeding possible solutions. lisa robinson reporting. >> some new funding brings a sigh of relief as a threat to cut library hours is no longer. there were threatening to slash funding at libraries. the state came to the rescue. they will fill the budget gap. the state money allows the libraries to keep their current hours for the next two years. >> as the mother of a public school student who used the the library, i understand the importance of the library's. >> that good news comes on the heels of national library week. >> that is good to hear. 47 degrees on tv hill. much more to come -- >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler
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snaps out of the slump. this is his first home run. 7-2. brian roberts goes deeper. the yankees' bullpen shuts the door they went 7-4. jake arrieta pitches tonight. the nfl -- the nhl playoffs are under way. bruce boudreau and the capitals against the new york rangers down at the verizon center. third period. rangers in white. matt dillon right -- matt gilroy snapped a scoreless tie. alex ovechkin and alexander semin. finally it goes in. would a count? the referee says it does. the rangers with a major
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mistake. they cannot clear. alexander semin makes them pay into the extra period. they were rocking the red. the capitals win 2-1. game two is friday night. hopefully there'll be some progress as the nfl players me. >> one game in a loss against the yankees. >> a long way to go. >> we will have the latest on a house fire in the essex area. >> new staffing changes announced after another air traffic control falls asleep on the job. >> the white house is up for sale. sort of. >> things are pretty quiet right now. we do have more rain in the forecast. we'll show the seven-day forecast. >> we're still attracting some
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